'Glee' cast performs on 'X Factor' in Britain
December 6th, 2010
04:22 PM ET

'Glee' cast performs on 'X Factor' in Britain

The hit Fox television show “Glee” isn’t just a hit stateside.

It’s also beloved in Great Britain and the gleeks were out in full force when the cast performed this past weekend on the semi-finals of “The X Factor.”

The show created by former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell is huge across the pond and so it was the coming together of phenomena when the two combined. The gig kicked off with a video into by the show’s characters Coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison).

“Hey Will look, there’s Simon Cowell,” Lynch as Sylvester said. “There’s something about that guy I’ve always liked. I think it’s how he wears shirts that kind of show the shape of his nipples.” After that Morrison as Schuester introduced the McKinley High New Directions, the group sang Journey’s hit “Don’t Stop Believing.”

One classic moment was when actress Amber Riley, who portrays Mercedes on the show, marched up and sang to Cowell. Riley was rejected when she auditioned for “Idol.” The “Glee” cast is scheduled to perform a tour in London.

Click here to watch the performance.

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  1. icon library

    Analogues exist?

    October 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rachie

    Finn, Sam and Britney were all there, they just happen to be out of frame in this pic.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. man

    Just an FYI this photo shows no Finn,Sam, or Britney....Look closer they are not all there and if you can tell who is behind them than you have x-ray vision.

    December 7, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Kendal

    Chris was filming with Darren and the rest of the Warblers.

    Their performance was great. Pitty they couldn't have performed live on the result show. Stupid schedues!

    December 7, 2010 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Marie

    LOVEEEE how Mercedes got into Simon's face and sang her heart out! God bless that girl and her amazing voice! How he can reject her I have no idea..What an idiot!

    December 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Elliot

    No Kurt?

    December 6, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Amos

    Where is the guy who plays Kurt? I know the character isn't in the group right now but he's still part of the cast and was in New Directions for the song last year.

    December 6, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      I noticed that too. They even had Chord Overstreet (Sam) performing with them and he wasn't even around for the "Don't Stop Beleiving" days of Glee. My guess is that Chris Colfer either had scheduling issues or was absent because he's not in the group on the show anymore.

      December 6, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yep

      It was a scheduling issue. He addressed it on his twitter account. But I wish he had been there too! 🙂

      December 6, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |

    i am building aglobal entertainment network families friendly, a crossbreed of american idol and youtube.pls google footwright videos and leave a comment.

    December 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |

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